Filming at BETT 2019

This is probably my last year filming at BETT 2019. In order to get good interviews on the fly Read more

The English Curriculum 2019

Well - I lasted six months and I'm back. The latter half of this year has been devoted to Read more

My last Video Interview in UK education - Clare Sealy on No More Marking

I am now retired from making videos on UK education - here is an extract from the last video Read more

The L4L courses site now has free easy access

My course http://l4lcourses.co.uk/enrol/index.php?id=5 - 'how to set up a cheap professional filming unit for schools' is now completely open Read more

Testing the SmallHD Focus monitor with my Sony A5100 camera

I have just bought a SmallHD Focus 5" Monitor for use with my smaller cameras - especially the point Read more

BETT 2018

Here's a quick video roundup of my impressions of this year's BETT. Every year I interview one or two people Read more

BETT 2018

This is one of a couple of posts I'll be doing about BETT 2018. This year I spent some time Read more

A Modest Proposal

Multimedia Resources by Teacher Communities Here is a modest proposal I'm making to DFE and the Chartered College of Teaching. Read more

Some advice for Teachers new to Twitter in the new term

Everyone seems to be writing a blog on different aspects of advice for new teachers. Here's some for a Read more

Getting ready to launch a Twitter broadcast season

BUILDING A STUDIO Over the last few months and years I've been testing and building a small TV studio to Read more

Clay Shirkey on the concept of Cognitive Surplus

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Excerpt: You can see his keynote at Web 2.0 Expo in SF. http://tinyurl.com/cogsur The idea of Cognitive Surplus is interesting. He is the author of Here Comes Everybody (spot the Finnegans Wake reference…). You can also hear a talk of his book at the RSA site here. (File plays at the bottom of this post – Credit: RSA) Now I saw this talk on the on the CITE JOURNAL page here.  It was in the context of Informal/ Formal learning and the use of interactive digital media. I have added it to the Naace CP list of Digo links with notes and commentry. This is…

Minister of State for Schools and Learners Jim Knight visits Learn 4 Life Island

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Jim Knight on Learn4Life Island Today the Minister of State for Schools and Learners Jim Knight visited the Learn 4 Life Island in his address to the Naace Conference. He talked briefly to Leon Cych AKA Eyebeams Electricteeth and Bill Urwin AKA Acosta Shan of SWGFL about the use of virtual worlds in education. Learn4Life Island was chosen as one of the outposts of innovation in virtual learning in the UK in this field and we were very happy to accommodate the minister and answer all his questions.

Second Life Seminar at Bett 2008

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The reason why I am laughing at the beginning of this clip was because part of the seminar theatre collapsed just as I was about to start.
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Channel 4 Digital Media Literacy Conference

Posted on by leoncych in conferences, Continual Professional Development, Digital Divide, Digital Media, DRM, Innovation, open source, Personalised Learning, podcasting, Scottish Learning Festival, Web 2.0 | Comments Off on Channel 4 Digital Media Literacy Conference

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Excerpt: L4L were recently at the Digital Media Literacy conference at Channel 4 organised by Policy Unplugged today covering events. Here are some brief notes… Heather Rabatts chair of Media Literacy Taskforce (informal think tank) introducing the day talking about to engage in the debate.Hon James Purnell MP Secretary for State for Culture Media and Sport.Topic he is covering.How media literate are we – Ofcom’s audit tracks progress over time. Charter for Media Literacy. Media Literacy at heart of the Curriculum. Framed within the literacy context and other subjects, art and design and media art courses. 50 specialist art colleges with…

Learn 4 Life covers the Futurelab conference

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We will be live streaming from the Futurelab conference in London today. You can see the live stream here.